Council driving forward plans for electric vehicle chargepoints
News release issued:
Electric vehicle (EV) charging points look set to be introduced to some Wyre Forest District Council car parks.
At its meeting last night (Tuesday 9 November) the Cabinet approved the business case for 30 EV chargepoints across six council owned car parks. It is also planning to put EV chargepoints at its buildings in Green Street and at Wyre Forest House. Some of the units will be able to charge two cars.
The council’s Green Advisory Panel has been reviewing the business case for electric vehicle charging points in the district as part of its work programme. It has been assisted by an external company which specialises in low emission transport and infrastructure. They have researched the number and location of EV charging points and based the figures on the estimated demand by 2030.
Councillor Nicky Martin, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Health, Wellbeing and Democratic Services said:
“COP26 the UN Conference on tackling climate change is taking place in Glasgow at the moment. Here, our Green Advisory Panel is working through an action list on how we can make a difference in the district. By installing chargepoints in our car parks and other sites we own we are demonstrating our commitment to tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions. It also supports our priority of a safe, clean and green living environment.
Residents in the district are keen to do their bit and reduce their carbon footprint. Installing these chargepoints will make it easier for them especially where they don’t have off-street parking. As more people switch to electric vehicles it will help to improve air quality too.”
The council will consult on any changes to its car parks.